“I’ll get it done next week.” “I’ll do it tomorrow.” “Five more minutes.” As a procrastinator, you’re probably always finding excuses to delay the next task you have to complete. It’s OK, we’ve all been there. There’s always a voice in the back of your head telling you to “just do it already!” If you ever find yourself prolonging the inevitable, the Think Board is here to help! Let’s get you to stop procrastinating, and become productive! Here are the three productivity tips for people who love to procrastinate.
Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize! It’s important to start each week, or each day, with a clear idea of what is most important that you have to get done. Write down your prioritization list on the Think Board, and you’ll be reminded daily of what important tasks you have to complete. Put your high priority tasks at the top of the list, and gradually work your way down.
2. Acknowledge Your Procrastination
You tell yourself you’re going to take a two-minute break, and next thing you know 30 minutes have passed and you’re watching cat videos on your phone. It’s OK – all of us have been there. The best thing you can do at that point is call yourself out. In your head, or out loud, say a simple mantra like “stop procrastinating,” or “move on,” and get back to being productive! You got this.
3. Set Deadlines & Time Restraints for Each Task
The Think Board will make this one super easy! Look at your to-do list on your Think Board, and next to each task write down a deadline and how much time you’ll allow yourself for each task. You could do this however you’d like: breaking each big task into smaller, more manageable ones. You could also tell yourself to work for 30 minutes, and then take a 10-minute break. This will shoot your productivity level through the roof!
If you need help getting your productivity level up, try using the Think Board! The Think Board is a great way to organize your to-do list, and stay on track. Shop all Think Board products here.